Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spinning Craze

I made the mistake of watching youtube videos one day and somehow came across spinning wheels and spinning fibers into yarn ... wow I thought scrapbooking was an expensive hobby ... I am obsessed with this new craft ... I have been hitting fibers shows whenever they come up even driving hours to get there ... bought a spinning wheel and have made tools to process the fiber into roving so I can spin it, which is also expensive because I had to buy a grinder and a drill press ... this is just so far ... more tools to come I'm sure. I also want to make a drum carder and buy a woolee winder for my wheel. I absolutly love doing all of this though and I've joined the Northeast Ohio spinners and weavers guild, which of course makes me feel old ha ha ha. But in a hobby like this you can learn a lot from other people who have been doing it longer. It also gets me out of the house as they have a spin-in every thursday night and a bunch of ladies get together and work on whatever projects they are doing and chat while working. I have been knitting and crocheting for the past year like crazy, which is unusual that I haven't felt the need to switch to another craft in such a long time ... which is why I haven't posted anything on my blog. I am getting further and further behind on Kylie's scrapbooking too ... I really should force myself to do some pages to try to not get too far behind, but of course I'm obsessed and can't.